Author Archives: Bex Outram, Assistant Reserve Manager

New Eggs and Ducklings!

Tuesday 15th May comments: The Isle of May seabird season is well and truly underway! Over the last couple of days, we have had the first Fulmar egg and our first Eider ducklings. The terns are becoming more active and … Continue reading

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Eggs, Eggs, Eggs

Tuesday 1st May comments: The Isle of May can now confirm that we have Puffin eggs, not many though mind. During a routine check by the research team from Centre of Ecology and Hydrology, they found a burrow containing a … Continue reading

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Back for Good?

    Saturday 28th April comments – Isle of May: It’s been a topsy turvy start for our seabirds and it’s taken them a long time to settle. Every morning we go out never knowing whether the Puffins will be … Continue reading

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Moths 2017

Tuesday 12th December comments: This year has been exceptional for moth records with a record breaking number of different species being recorded; 106 different species to be exact! This included seven species recorded for the first time on the island. … Continue reading

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Kittiwake Count

Thursday 10th August comments: It is another success story for our Kittiwake population; the numbers have increased by 22% to 3,507 breeding pairs.  This is very pleasing to see as the population fell last year by 15% and we are now … Continue reading

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Our Stunning Shags

Monday 7th August comments: After a dip in the population last year, the Shag population is back up with 474 breeding pairs this season.  This is the highest count since 2012 when 648 pairs bred on the island, during that following winter … Continue reading

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Fantastic Fulmars

Friday 4th August comments: The number of our serene tube-nose Fulmar has risen, with an increase of 10% on sitting birds.  The overall population is 341 pairs, the sixth highest count; the highest population count being 381 pairs in 2010. Our … Continue reading

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